"Be yourself.... everyone else is already taken."

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow Bunnies!!!

Abuelo & I found this adorable hot pink snow suit @ Baby Gap for our adorable Dillan so she could enjoy the wonders of winter! SNOW!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Just Entered Dillan......

Regis & Kelly are in cohorts with Gerber to find the most beautiful baby.....

I just couldn't help myself, I had to submit a picture of Dillan Grace!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

ICE: Frozen Water ... SNOW: Light White Flakes!

Yesterday we spent a lot of time getting ready for a ice/snow storm! We got the generator out in case we loose power! The snow shovel is ready! We joined the masses @ the grocery store to stock up on yummy "stuck @ home" food! We hit the hardware store for tarps, cans of de-icer, sand bags for the back of Beau's truck, a box of fire starters etc....

Tulsa, OK
Hi: 28
Lo: 32
Sunrise: 7:28 AM | Sunset: 5:45 PM
WINTER STORM WARNING. Early morning rain changing to freezing rain, then sleet by midday, and all snow Thursday evening. Significant accumulations likely across northern OK. Ice accumulations may cause power outages in some locations.
Wind: NE 15-25 mph
How can the low be higher than the high?
Bring it on! We are the Taylor's, we can handle ANYTHING!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tickle Me Pink Tuesday!

Lynne, Kerri & I enjoyed lunch @ The Blue Moon Cafe on the Restless Ribbon!

Kerri and I got to hear all about Lynne's whirl wind trip to Germany, France & England!

After munching on THE BEST PASTRAMI sandwiches & BLACK EYED PEA SALAD this side of the Mississippi ....we headed out to our cars!

We were in awe of the red sporty convertible Lynne had just bought herself! She looks gorgeous driving this amazing car!

And last, but definitely not least, I popped into the BABY GAP and found this adorable little dress for baby Dillan to wear @ my Valentine making party! I'm going to sew a heart corsage onto the sweet little dress!

Monday, January 25, 2010


1. Beau buffs and waxes hardwood floors throughout the house.
2. Burggraf Restoration replaces insulation & puts in new drywall in the bathroom where the pipes burst.
3. Ken's "Picture Perfect Lawn Service" arrives to clean up the yard.
4. Bruce arrives to clean the windows inside & out.
5. Omaira arrives to clean the house @ noon.
6. Stephen anxiously awaits the Apple announcement of their first quarter earnings for 2010.
7. I continue to set up for my Valentine party.

Talk about a VERY PRODUCTIVE day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's A Week Away From Today.... But I Am Already Setting Up!!!

I am so excited to see all of my "Loving" friends" gathering together next Saturday to create beautiful messages of love.... cards for all of those we love dearly! This year I have asked everyone to bring snacks and cool supplies to add to the special day!
Yes, Love is in the air this time of the year in 2010!


I have a very important bet in which the winnings include a luncheon date @ Abuelo's!! A mexican restaurant named after Stephen's "Grandpa" name! Abuelo! It's out south in "any where in America" but that's okay.... we do have to travel outside of our fashionable Utica Square box sometimes! I took the Vikings in honor of my favorite young man in LA.... yep, the handsome Tim Root!

The Super Dome will officially be rocking in New Orleans this weekend. The Vikings and the Saints are squaring off in a titanic battle of elite teams in the NFC. The top two teams from the regular season in the NFC are meeting in what should be a classic game. If you like battles between elite quarterbacks, this game has it. If you like big name running backs that have the ability to leave defender’s ankles broken, you’ve got it here. If you like to see opportunistic defenses that like to take the ball away and sack the quarterback, look no further. The Vikings are currently 3.5 point underdogs against the Saints Sunday. But I don't care! Brett will come through for all of us Viking fans!

Go Vikings!

UBU Spotted Jacket!

I have a feeling you'll be seeing me in my new pok a dot jacket for years to come! I love it! Thank you Stephen!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Something Ever So Beautiful Arrived Today In The Mail!!!!!

This is the most creative card I have ever seen! My dear friend made this card for me with birthday greetings included (yes, my 56th birthday is approaching) ... She sewed & created this amazing card with frabric and I absolutely love it! Thank you D'Anna!

Now I'm wondering if I should set up the sewing machine for this year's annual "Old Fashion" Valentine card making party?
I only wish that D'Anna could fly in from wet California to join us! You can hop to her blog through this one .... she is Bluebird Greetings.....you will get alot of fun craft ideas and see lots of gorgeous photos! Thank You D'Anna for inspiring me and so many others!

Zoo Escapades!!!!

Beau & I took Dillan to the zoo! It was 64 degrees here and this fine January weather just begged us to go outside! We started out viewing the chimps!

We went inside to the rain forest and had a real treat! This mama sloth and her baby were moving across a branch The baby sloth is asleep on the mama's tummy! A sloth is a slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees using its long limbs and hooked claws!

We went into the Earthquake exhibit and got to experience how to it feels to be all shook up!

Dillan and Beau hanging out with a giant turtle

We saw a lot of fun animals!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ravioli & Black Suede UGG Boots

To make a not so long story short.... I won a bet with Stephen over pasta and he had to buy me these ever so comfy UGG boots! You just gotta love a man who will honor his bets! Thank you my dearest!

Love Never Fails...

A sweet afternoon with sweet Dillan Grace....

Turn up your volume and enjoy the slide show!

Cheeseburgers & Movies!

My search for the perfect cheeseburger might be getting harder these days because I seem to be ordering from the "children's menu"?? After lunch we indulged ourselves by going to a foreign film from Spain, starring Penelope Cruz!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Tim Root On The Red Carpet!

Tim is standing with Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James! Sandra has her back to us in the beautiful purple gown! A short time later she won the best actress award!

Here's Tim again, sporting a red & white umbrella!
And is that George Clooney on the red carpet too?

Stephen and I had such fun sipping champagne & watching the Golden Globes last night!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WoHeLo Bluebirds!!!!!

Work Health Love....... That's our Megan under the arrow!

The Camp Fire Girls aims to organize the daily life of girls. It aims to show that romance and beauty are to be found on every side and in wholesome ways. Camp Fire Blue Birds are over six years old. The group is known as the Blue Bird Nest!

Megan's Heart Throb Tim Root.....

Has been helping set up for the Golden Globe Awards! Now that's pretty cool!!!

This is Tim's specialty: producing live shows like the Golden Globes & The Academy Awards etc.....

As we know, the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will to be broadcast in HD today, Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 5-8 PM (PST) and 8-11 PM (EST) live coast to coast from The Beverly Hilton on NBC! A great reason to have a party!!!!

Beau Taylor Announced 18 MMA Fights Last Night!

Beau, You are looking so good!

Word has gotten around that you did a superb job Beau! I know your Dad & Uncle Pete enjoyed seeing you perform such an amazing feat! Congratulations!

Friday, January 15, 2010

If you have not been watching "Lost" the past few years then you need to head to your nearest Blockbuster, order it from Netflix or go online for instant viewing! Get caught up for the FINAL SEASON which begins airing on Tuesday Feb. 2nd!!!!

A Single Man Is A Great Film! We Hope Colin Firth Wins An Award!

Thank you Stephen for taking me to the Circle Cinema! The oldest movie theater in Tulsa! The place to go for the really great art films of the world!
Yip Yip Yeah!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year's Revolution January 16th 2010 Featuring Guest Announcer Beau Taylor!

Well, you won't find me attending this fighting extravaganza but Stephen & Uncle Pete are going to cheer Beau on to announcing greatness! Blood & gore & men punching each other in a ring just isn't my thing! I am proud that Beau is announcing and doing commentary for a lot of fights & he's always being interviewed on the sports radio stations! Go One Man Army OMA!!!
P.S. I'm glad you took your suit to the dry cleaners & I might even get you a new tie for the big event! Love, Mom!

Pretty Petit Fours.....Valentine Treats!

This picture is from last years party.... I'm really getting excited, hope everyone else is too! Glue guns, lace, ribbon & lots of "I Love You's" will fill our home in just a few weeks! Yeah & Yum!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Woke Up To A Soft Snowfall This Morning ...It Was Beautiful!

AND THEN CAME BABY DILLAN... Who is sporting a bit of a cold but still her cheerful self!

We have had the GREAT honor of babysitting Dillan the past few days....she is so amazing! Who on earth wouldn't be jealous? Watching a developing youngster is just so fun! I have nothing else to do, so I love having her here @ our humble abode! The great news is she said, "Tay Tay" ....my designated Grandma Name! Numerous times! Tay Tay .... her arms opened wide and my arms opened wide! I am so rocking! Being a grandparent is just totally rolling & rocking! Come back soon sweet baby....Abuelo & I love you so!

Coming Soon.....The Annual Old Fashion Valentine Card Making Party!

The invitations are done & ready to be mailed! Save the date! January 30th, 2010!!!! The day before my 56th birthday!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Let's Start Cooking!

Collapsible Measuring Cups & Spoons Set
Essential kitchen equipment, these multicolored silicone measuring cups "pop" instantly into shape, then collapse for flat storage!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sarasota Here We Come! Who Cares That Our Pipes Froze & Burst?

Yesterday we woke up to the prettiest, softest snowfall and freezing temperatures! We stayed inside and snuggled by the fire! Stephen watched football and I worked on invitations for my "Annual Old Fashion Valentine Card" making party....
We were not unhappy, by any means, but we started longing for something in the future to look forward to that would bring us both much happiness! How about baseball? Spring training in Sarasota, Florida? A bungalow right on the ocean? Laying on the sand with the sound of the waves melting all anxieties away? Dining every evening up in Saint Armand's Circle on fresh fish? Cold winter day dreams! Then the pipes burst back in the master bedroom bath!

Busted dreams & busted pipes? Nope, we are still going.... we just might not be able to dine in St. Armands Circle as much as we had hoped!
St. Armands is located just two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful beaches of Lido Key ( where our bungalow is located) and just south of world famous Longboat Key, one of the premier vacation destinations in all of Florida. St. Armands Circle was the vision of circus magnate John Ringling, who purchased the island in 1917. Ringling’s influence is evident today in the design of streets radiating from the island’s hub and the Italian statuary from his personal collection. Planned as a luxury development with custom residences and upscale shopping on a roundabout, St. Armands has become the cosmopolitan shopping area and gathering place he envisioned......Stephen and I are hoping to take a few courses @ Ringlings Clown College!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Put Something In

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


My "TO DO" list for the forthcoming days....
1. Cuddling with the Scottie dog & Siamese cat & Stephen on the down sofa with the cashmere throw.
2. Kindle 2 reading.
3. Board games.
4. Simmering soup.
5. Clean out junk drawer.
6. Netflix movies.
7. Champagne bubble baths in our giant jacuzzi tub.

Or do I have just the most positive attitude in the entire world?

I have had some of the most fun and long conversations with friends from far and wide! Too cold to do anything but catch up with loved ones!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Smashburger Anyone?

My quest for the perfect & best cheeseburger continues today!

Stephen has promised to take me out to a new cheeseburger joint..... will this be the one?

I'll let you know!
Thanks Kerri for telling me about this place ... I can't wait to try it out! I hope the experience with be smashingly great!

Well, we are back and I was "SMASHINGLY DISAPPOINTED" with Smashburger! However Stephen enjoyed the blue cheese iceberg lettuce wedge salad!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Our Beau Taylor Gives The New Decade A Big Thumbs Up!

Thank you Beau! It is going to be an incredible 2010!!!

WildFork & The Young Victoria....

After a breakfast of champions with dear, dear friends .... Stephen and I headed off to AMC to see a wonderful movie!
What could be sweeter than holding hands with your handsome husband in the movie theater and watching a love story?

Set in the mid 1800's, Queen Victoria meets Prince Albert and they fall in love!
Awesome costumes and amazing cinematography!

WildFork in "Fashionable Utica Square" is one of our "favorite" breakfast spots!

Saturday, January 2, 2010